The desert cottontail is part of the Leporidae family but unlike the European rabbit they do not build social burrows. They live in burrows that were made by other mammals, they give birth in their burrows and very rarely leave. The desert cottontail has big ears to help hear approaching predators. The main diet of the desert cottontail is forbs, grass, twigs, fruit, shrubs, and sometimes cacti. They rarely need to drink water, getting most of it from the food it eats or dew from the morning.
- Right side articular process is broken
- Skull Length 6.7cm (2.6in)
- Skull Width 3.5cm (1.4in)
- Skull Height 4cm (1.6in)